The Link Advanced is the keystone of Somfy Home Alarm Advanced. Installing the Link Advanced is the first step in any Somfy Home Alarm Advanced installation. It is installed only from the Somfy Protect mobile app.
The Link Advanced must be positioned in a place with optimal conditions for communication with Wi-Fi and with all the peripherals installed.
- it must be placed near the front door to enable automatic disarming when a key fob passes through the door
- the location must be reasonably centralized to communicate with all the equipment (IntelliTAG, siren, motion detector)
- if it communicates via Wi-Fi, it must be within a reasonable distance of the internet box (or Wi-Fi router)
- if it communicates via GSM, place it near a window for better reception
- it must not be placed in a corner of the house, where it would be difficult for it to communicate with all the elements
- we recommend that it be kept at least a certain distance away from your radio and audio equipment, to prevent interference.
Installation process via the app
After creating your personal account and your system account, you can install the Link Advanced by following the directions on the screen in the app.
1. Plug the Link Advanced into the power supply and check for the Leds to light up. Make sure the two Leds are blinking in blue. If not, check that the plug is fully inserted.
2. The smartphone searches for the Link Advanced to make a connection.
3. The app offers the options of using the Wi-Fi network or GSM.
Installation with Wi-Fi
4. Choose your Wi-Fi network from the list and enter the password. The Link Advanced connects to the network (the network LED blinks in green).
5. If there are any updates available, the Link Advanced will update itself at the end of the installation. The update may take some time. While the update downloads, the system LED blinks in purple. During the update, the system LED is solid purple. You will be notified once the update is complete; then you will be able to continue installing the Link Advanced and related accessories.